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Priory Hospital Chelmsford, Stump Lane, Springfield, Essex, CM1 7SJ

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

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Join Our Team as a CAMHS Consultant at Priory Hospital Chelmsford

Are you ready to make a real impact in the world of mental health care? Do you dream of being part of a dedicated team that specializes in the treatment and management of adults and adolescents facing complex mental health challenges? Look no further – Priory Hospital Chelmsford is seeking a passionate and experienced CAMHS Consultant to join our dynamic team.

About Priory Hospital Chelmsford


Nestled within three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Priory Hospital Chelmsford is an independent hospital renowned for its excellence in providing exceptional care. We take pride in our highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, including consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and therapists. Our facility offers calming and recovery-focused residential treatment for up to 60 service users, as well as day care and outpatient services, with dedicated facilities for young people.


At Priory Hospital Chelmsford, we are committed to delivering expert treatment in various services, including:

- Eating disorders

- Child and Adolescent Mental Health

- Addiction services


Our multidisciplinary team, with their wealth of experience, crafts personalized treatment programs using a wide range of therapies to support the holistic well-being of our service users.


Your Role as a CAMHS Consultant


As a full-time CAMHS Consultant, you will be at the forefront of psychiatric care, offering inpatient treatment and clinical leadership. You will work closely with our dedicated Multidisciplinary Team to ensure safe and effective service delivery. Your responsibilities will include:



- Serving as the Consultant and Responsible Clinician within the Multidisciplinary Team

- Taking overall responsibility for patient care and treatment plans

- Timely assessment of referrals, conducting comprehensive assessments, and collaborating with patients, external stakeholders, and carers

- Chairing MDT/CPA Meetings and adhering to organizational admission and discharge policies

- Preparing and supervising reports for Mental Health Act Review Tribunals & Managers Hearings

- Contributing to unit governance through expertise and leadership



- Offering Clinical Leadership in collaboration with the Ward Manager

- Ensuring the ward complies with organizational and regulatory requirements

- Active participation in ward governance meetings and organizational quality improvement initiatives

- Attending Monthly CAMHS governance meetings



- Participating in monthly Academic meetings

- Delivering case presentations and teaching

- Engaging in audit, research, and quality improvement initiatives


Perks of Working at Priory


- Generous annual leave entitlement

- Study leave and support for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities

- Access to a supportive consultant peer group

- Opportunities for further learning and development

- Medical indemnity cover


Post Requirements


To be considered for this role, you should have:


- MBBS or equivalent Medical Degree and MRCPsych

- Full GMC registration with a license to practice

- Registration on the specialist register with CAMHS CCT/CESR, along with valid AC Status

- Experience and knowledge in CAMHS

- Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice, as well as the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Code of Practice

- Commitment to continued professional development

- Desirable to have significant experience in inpatient CAMHS and treating disordered eating

- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team


Don't Miss Out - Contact Us Today


Are you ready to make a significant difference in the lives of individuals struggling with mental health issues? We encourage you to reach out for an informal discussion. Contact us today to set up a confidential, non-obligatory chat and explore this exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team at Priory Hospital Chelmsford. Your journey towards a rewarding and impactful career in mental health care begins here.

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